Who we are and
what we do
Be yourself, enjoy others.
Take risks, build confidence.
Be safe and have fun.
Castlemaine Circus has created an inclusive and accessible space and offers classes for all ages in Circus Skills, Aerial Arts and Parkour. We foster an environment where students can take safe risks, support each other and have fun.
Students learn all the fabulous skills and techniques of circus, aerial and parkour in a positive, collaborative environment. They develop physical and emotional skills including strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, self confidence and creative expression.
We celebrate diversity and provide a safe physical and social space for all ages, abilities, genders and cultures. Our philosophy, policies and procedures are all embedded with creating a Child Safe space.
Castlemaine Circus was established in 2013 as a direct response to ongoing requests from the community for childrens’ circus classes. Established as a not-for-profit incorporated association, by a committee of volunteers, classes started in February 2014.
We began with three classes a week, and we now run 25 classes a week, enrol 300 students of all ages and engage 12 amazing trainers from the region. We run a student trainer program and celebrate each year with an end of year Celebration Week and Circus Show. We partner with other organisations to provide circus for the community, including CHIRP Community Health, YMCA, Castlemaine Secondary College and local primary schools.
It takes a community to make a circus, and it couldn’t have happened without the support of our start up funding partners, the outstanding generosity of families and the ongoing efforts of our passionate staff, trainers and board.